Military expert and author Paula Broadwell spoke to an audience at Denver University in October. She told the audience that the US was holding militia prisoners at the consulate annex in Benghazi. She also said Petraeus knew of the pleas for help coming from Benghazi on 9-11.

Broadwell’s entire speech is here.

Israel National News reported:

Military expert Paula Broadwell, who was allegedly improperly involved withresigned CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus, confirmed in October that the CIA annex in Benghazi asked for reinforcements when the consulate came under attack on September 11. She also acknowledged that “there was a failure in the system.”

Broadwell was speaking at her alma mater, the University of Denver, on October 26. Her lecture, which is on YouTube under the title “Alumni Symposium 2012 Paula Broadwell,” now has added value, because based on the recent disclosures, it can now be assumed that she indeed knew exactly what it was that Petraeus knew about the attack.

Broadwell confirmed the reports on Fox News that the CIA annex asked for a special unit, the Commander in Chief’s In Extremis Force, to come and assist it. She also said that the force could indeed have reinforced the consulate, and that Petraeus knew all of this, but was not allowed to talk to the press because of his position in the CIA.

“The challenge has been the fog of war, and the greater challenge is that it’s political hunting season, and so this whole thing has been turned into a very political sort of arena, if you will,” she said. “The fact that came out today is that the ground forces there at the CIA annex, which is different from the consulate, were requesting reinforcements.

They were requesting the – it’s called the C-in-C’s In Extremis Force – a group of Delta Force operators, our very, most talented guys we have in the military. They could have come and reinforced the consulate and the CIA annex. Now, I don’t know if a lot of you have heard this but the CIA annex had actually taken a couple of Libyan militia members prisoner, and they think that the attack on the consulate was an attempt to get these prisoners back. It’s still being vetted.

“The challenging thing for Gen. Petraeus is that in his new position, he’s not allowed to communicate with the press. So he’s known all of this – they had correspondence with the CIA station chief in Libya, within 24 hours they kind of knew what was happening.”

UPDATE: The CIA denies the claim that the US was holding Libyan militants at the annex.

 

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  1. ++

    Gun running to jihadists could dwarf ‘Fast and Furious’ scandal

    oh yeah, it was just “an affair” pffffffffff!!

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  2. OT and because you could use the laugh: Hollywood star Ashley Judd may have hinted that she will run for Senate in Kentucky against Republican Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell.

    http://www.examiner.com/article/will-actress-ashley-judd-run-against-mitch-mcconnell?cid=PROD-redesign-right-next

  3. Well, DUUHH! We all knew everybody in the chain of command knew what was going on because the signal for the Delta Force to move in is automatic to all departments concerned, from the CIA to the President’s office. Biden lied when he said he and Obama “didn’t know”. Ryan knew he was lying but elected not to call the loud mouth redneck ‘ol bastard on it because he didn’t want to hear Biden deny it as loudly and hostily as he could. It’s embarrassing.

    But I don’t know why she would be making a statement to that affect to her school. But now everybody and his brother knows everything needed to know in order to empeach Obama for neglegence and I would go so far to accuse him of conspiracy to committ murder with his terrorist buddies in Libya. Obama made a statement that I have to think everyone must have missed early on in the Libya attack. Obama said that the Libian Security Forces had the responsibility to protect our people. I’ve heard some crap like it was some group like Black Water but that’s not true, it was the Libian’s security forces who were souly responsible for protecting our people, and Obama acted miffed that they didn’t come up to the task when our people needed them the most.

    It’s the Libian’s who Obama wants to find out what happen, not that he did not give the order to “go” for our rescue people to pour in there and get our people out, he’s not concerned about charges that he was neglegent in any area except the fact that something happen to the Libian’s when the attack came. Hillary knew it was supposed to be the Libian’s and she knew they weren’t up to the task but Obama had given orders for no one to give any orders for our automatic rescue forces to go except unless those orders were from him. And he sure as hell wasn’t going to give those orders, and for two reasons.
    1) Obama had made a deal with Muslims that couldn’t be trusted as a show that we trusted them with the lives of people that Al Quaeda had already put out the word that they wanted all American’s out.
    2) Obama was not going to allow American soldiers to set foot on Muslim soil again when he has already given our enemies in the area the exact date and time when all soldiers would be out of all Islamic lands.

    Obama does not want American’s to dirty Islamic soil let alone kill any more Muslim people. He believes that our nation has “invaded” enough Islamic lands in the past and have “murdered” far to many “innocent” Muslim men, women, and children and he is not about to let that ever happen again under his watch. He has given committments to the Arabs to do everything in his power, which is considerable, to support any and all Islamic agenda’s into the future no matter how many American lives it costs. Think that a radical statement? Think I’m streching the truth about how far Obama would go in order to solidify his committment to the Islamic faith, his faith? Not hardly. Obama will go to any length to give our enemies Al Quaeda and the Taliban all the room they need to recover from the killing our military has done to them. Obama is on the side of the enemy not our embasy people, and certainly not our military.

    Ever wonder why Obama can lie like he does to the American’ people? He’s a Muslim and in the Koran it tells Muslims to lie to everyone who is not Islamic and that’s what Obama does all the time. Ever know of a time he has told the truth? He has lied ever since he ran for office for President. He lied during all three debates and especially the second and third ones. He has lied about everything he tells us he’s going to do for us and for America.

    But he has not ever lied about everything he plans on doing to this nation and it’s people.

  4. What is with the arms ladies? Olympic swimmers obviously possess pretty nifty arms but none look like that & Michelle’s.

    Ladies – can I say tesosterone gives your clitorus a growth spurt but the effect on the arms is too public.

  5. Remember when Obama told that woman reporter his idea about what he thought the Constitution meant? When he said the didn’t believe the “Supreme Court” didn’t go far enough when it says what the government can do “to” you and the country, as what the government can do “for you and the country”? He’s ignorant as to who has the authority to do what to what and to whom. It’s not the Supreme Court that decides what the Constitution does, it’s the Congress not a bunch of Communist judges. The Supreme Court’s only job is to interpret what the Constitution says about certain cases of the law. He believes the Court makes Constitutional law as to what the government can do to and for you and what the Court can order the government to do to you and to the nation.

    I don’t care if he won this election. We have to let the press know that we’re not going to worry about Obama anymore, we’re after THEM!! THEY ARE NEXT IN OUR SIGHTS. WE NEED TO ATTACK THE PRESS AND ATTACK THEM AND ATTACK THEM AND NOT GIVE UP. DO LIKE SAUL ALINSKY SAYS IN “RULES FOR RADICALS”, “Never give up, keep the pressure up, never stop!” And that’s exactly what we need to do and that is sue them, and sue them, and sue them for every little thing we find out they have omitted, left out, covered up, told half truth about, lied outright about, failed about instructing the people about what the governments job is and what is our’s, and every liberal lie they tell just bury them in law suets. And here’s the deal people, we have to show up in front of the news networks in New York and have Tea Party style protests, not just six people like the Christian’s who showed up in front of the Alabama capital building when the judges ordered the Ten Commandment monument removed in front of the building. It would have been much more affective if those ten people chained themselves to that monument, not stood around and watched and didn’t even try to stop the workers who came for the monument. We are a shame to call ourselves committed to the Constitution and Freedom and Liberty if we won’t show it but every four to six years.

  6. we need to get all our news from foreign news services since our own mainstream media won’t report anything negative against obama.
    Most obama voters don’t even know our ambassador was drag through the streets of libya, even though there are pictures of the event to prove we aint making it up.
    Paula Broadwell, even in disgrace is most trustworthy than “perfumed” general petraeus or “COC” hussein.
    Maybe the american people cant handle the truth??

  7. ++

    ht Right Face!

    Paula Broadwell may have divulged
    new information on Benghazi scandal

    [She stated: “Now I don’t know if a lot of you heard this, but the CIA annex had actually had taken a couple of Libya militia members prisoner. And they think that the attack on the consulate was an effort to try to get these prisoners back. So that’s still being vetted.”]

    yep, most definitely several coverups,
    not to mention bumbles & fumbles.. :-(

    under Bush Patriot Act, less = EVIL

    under Obama Patriot Act, more = GOOD

    Welcome To Obama’s New One World Order

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  8. Is this true? Military coup attempt?

    Of course not. If it were true the press would trumpet it worldwide in an attempt to garner sympathy for Obama and give him the rationale he needs for declaring special emergency powers.

    Petraeus had an affair and resigned over it. That’s all. If you read up on him, it turns out he wasn’t the man we thought he was. He loved his reputation as a mythic figure and cultivated reporters who would bolster it.

    He chose this woman as his biographer despite the fact that she wasn’t a journalist and had never written a book. In fact, the actual book was written by the Metro Editor of the Washington Post. Broadwell dictated her notes to him and he wrote it.

    What we’re seeing is cultural decay. Americans want fame more than anything. Polls show that they want fame over money, happiness, love–everything.

    Even General Petraeus fell prey to this lust for fame.

  9. ++

    charlotte #9 November 12, 2012 at 12:54 am

    can’t rightly if it is or it isn’t, also can’t say i doubt it either, not to
    mention it wouldn’t be the first time people were snuffed for the
    ObaMessiah, uh, dude.. *sigh*

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  10. ++

    Llarry #11 November 12, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Bull..

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  11. Llarry #11 November 12, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Bull..

    http://tinyurl.com/aan65da

    http://tinyurl.com/a57o9nv

  12. ++

    David Petraeus

    quite a remarkable person, and doesn’t boast
    about it as many far less worthy have and do..

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  13. ++

    Llarry #14 November 12, 2012 at 1:35 am

    8O like we know the facts?? as if they’ve been signed sealed
    delivered judged and juried verdict guilty?? of what exactly??

    will we ever freakin’ learn?? *sigh*

    thanks, but no thanks..

    i’ll wait for the real facts of the real story to come out, right now
    this is target practice, and Obama is bound and determined to
    make something stick somewhere, anywhere but where but on
    him, where it belongs..

    ==

  14. ++

    Llarry #14 November 12, 2012 at 1:35 am

    tell you one thing for certain, everyone and their mothers are going
    to milk his fame for their own 15 minutes of fame, as you’ve already
    provided proof of..

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  15. ++

    yeah, and Barry & Hilly, watched it go down real time..

    never forget that fact..

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  16. ++

    as if that women i has clearance to state
    anything and Petreaus doesn’t?? really??

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  17. like we know the facts?? as if they’ve been signed sealed
    delivered judged and juried verdict guilty?? of what exactly??

    Guilty of poor judgement at the very least. The sitting Director of the CIA should never open himself up to blackmail the way Petraeus did. Anyone who knew about this affair had leverage over him.

    It’s almost certain that Obama knew about it. With that sort of leverage he could’ve forced Petaeus to do things Petaeus didn’t want to do. Chicago politics.

    The Director of the CIA ought to put his nation’s security ahead of his own personal lusts.



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